In a 1977 series of talks to Cistercian monks at Thomas Merton's Gethsemani
Abbey in Kentucky, Main said: "All Christian prayer is a growing awareness of God in Jesus.
I am the guestmaster of our 48-room retreat house at the Abbey of Gethsemani
A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani
, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion.
Although Bunyan would probably never have thought of himself as a spiritual director, these prefatory comments leave no doubt that he was functioning as one through his writing in much the same way Thomas Merton served as a spiritual guide for thousands of people outside the Abbey of Gethsemani
through The Seven Storey Mountain, The Sign of Jonas, No Man Is an Island, his journals, and other writings as well as through a small book on Spiritual Direction and Meditation and a vast correspondence.
Los primeros poemarios de Cardenal, Gethsemani
Ky (1960), Epigramas (1961) y Salmos (1964), logran combinar una preocupacion sociohistorica con una vision profundamente intima que no se abstrae completamente de sus circunstancias personales.
About ten years ago I visited the Trappist monastery of Gethsemani
, near Bardstown, Kentucky, where Thomas Merton, the prolific spiritual writer, lived as a monk from 1941 until his untimely death in 1968.
When I first read Merton's words, I was living behind the walls of a monastery not far from the Abbey of Gethsemani
, Merton's cloister in Kentucky.
He spent a scholars' semester at Wycliffe Hall, at the University of Oxford, in 2008, and has done research at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani
, Bellarmine University, and at Columbia University.
James Conner, OCSO, Abbey of Gethsemani
, makes the initial introductions, reiterating the invitation and its coming rewards: "Thomas Merton can show us the way to return to the original stance regarding creation.
today, April 27, at Gethsemani
Catholic Cemetery in Clackamas for Fairy Andrews of Eugene, who died April 23 of age-related causes.
But when his journey to peaceful contemplation appeared to have reached its destination in Our Lady of Gethsemani
Monastery, Merton found himself immersed in another kind of struggle.
In 1966, at age 21, he entered the Kentucky Abbey of Gethsemani
, whose most famous resident was the Christian mystic Thomas Merton.